The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs leads the advocacy portion of the five-year, $20-million USAID-funded Promoting Results and Outcomes through Policy and Economic Levers Youth and Gender (PROPEL Y&G) project.
The PROPEL youth and gender project, led by the International Youth Foundation (IYF), will improve sexual and reproductive health and rights outcomes and advance gender equality outcomes for individuals at all life stages by facilitating equitable and sustainable access to health services, supplies, and information.
The CCP-led advocacy component will use data-driven evidence to improve accessibility to inclusive, respectful health care and sexual and reproductive health and rights outcomes for youth. CCP will train networks of young people in the concept of SMART Advocacy, which CCP helped develop as part of the Advance Family Planning project. The SMART advocacy tools focus on identifying the right decision-makers and presenting them with a doable ask and using a systematic approach to ensure change happens.
CCP will also lead workshops designed to strengthen the skills of young journalists to use data to communicate about sexual and reproductive health issues.
The PROPEL youth and gender project is an extension of CCP’s already robust knowledge management portfolio.